Sunday, August 18, 2019

Barn Cats BLOG 8/18/19


Blog 08/12/19 to 08/18/19

NOPE – Another Mess (see below)
SOLD TO ANIMAL ALLIES OF TEXAS
BARN CAT TRUCK

Abbreviations:
MCCC – Mid-Cities Community Cats
DCL – Dallas Cat Lady
PCFCC – Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
FF – Feral Friends
TTR – Tall Tails Rescue
GP – Garland Pawsibilities
HCPL – Hunt County Pets Alive
SPCA – SPCA of Texas

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  NOPE – Another Mess
OMG:  100 Degrees Again
BMG:  Transit Info
TRANSITION UPDATE

Relocations:
            3          Shed in Flower Mound (all from MCCC)
            1          Garage in Midlothian (DCL)

Our Cats after Release:   No info this week.

Calls/Emails:  NOPE – Another Mess
Before last Sunday, I was having trouble getting in touch with the treasurer for Animal Allies of Texas.  She was not returning my calls or texts at the end of the week.  I wanted to let her know that I was getting the truck checked out at Sam Pack (the dealership) on Tuesday and then      un-wrapped on Wednesday.  THEN – On Sunday afternoon – I received a call from someone I know with that organization.  It appears that “something” happened internally with that group and 4 board members (including the treasurer) have resigned.  So that deal is OFF!   But, the person on the phone says she wants to buy the truck.  WELL – she is a hoarder.  The poor Transit Connect would be filled full of TRASH in no time….so….NO WAY.  I told her that and hung up on her.  Hope I never hear from her again.  Below is a picture of the inside of her Honda Odyssey.  LOOK AT THAT MESS!!!!!!!!  It is all trash.  I have offered 3 or 4 years ago to help her clean it out.  “Come to my house.  We can do it in the alleyway.  Nobody will see us.  We can clean it all out.”  She, of course, never took me up on that offer.  I am done!!!





OMG:  100 Degrees Again
Yes…we got some more barns but the temperature is way up again.  So, very few going out.  The 3 in Flower Mound have an air conditioned and heated shed with a cat door in a window.  The Midlothian location is an insulated garage with a fan.  We just have to evaluate each location one at a time.          

BMG:   Transit Info
2015 Ford Transit Connect, 125,000 Highway Miles, $6,000 plus Tax, Title, License
Just checked out at the dealership – all good!   info@barncats.org or 972-315-2875
    
TRANSITION UPDATE:   So here is the new pictures of the Transit.  Need a new buyer.  I would like to sell it to a group because it would be very good at adopt-a-pets.  We shall see…


Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg  

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Barn Cats BLOG 8/11/19


Blog 08/05/19 to 08/11/19

SOLD TO ANIMAL ALLIES OF TEXAS
BARN CAT TRUCK

Abbreviations:
MCCC – Mid-Cities Community Cats
DCL – Dallas Cat Lady
PCFCC – Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
FF – Feral Friends
TTR – Tall Tails Rescue
GP – Garland Pawsibilities
HCPL – Hunt County Pets Alive
SPCA – SPCA of Texas

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  New Groups Willing to Barn
OMG:  Property Location in Oklahoma - UPDATE
BMG:  Finally Getting Some Barns - UPDATE 
TRANSITION UPDATE -- Truck to be Sold

Relocations:  Got several people out on vacation so no barns this week that I know of.  Had one scheduled but the electrician did not show up so the cats could not be placed.   He is rescheduled for 8/14. 

Our Cats after Release:   No info this week.

Calls/Emails:  New Groups Willing to Barn
There are two new groups on the list at the top of this doc…Hunt County Pets Alive (she is willing to go in and around Hunt County and even into East Texas) and SPCA of Texas where they have some cats that need barns.  They started a “farm cat” program but are having trouble finding locations to put them.  I am certainly willing to help “if” they are available via phone…we shall see…
 
OMG:   Property Location in Oklahoma - UPDATE
Received a call from a large farm/ranch just over the Red River.  The lady was having hip replacement so ask me to call her the end of the month.  I did – but – she got an infection in that hip and it still has now been replaced because the infection needs to be cleared up first.  GEEZ!  I had never heard of this before.  She had a trip to the emergency room, various IV’s put in and is still being treated.   BUT – she still wants the 6 cats.   I hope to get equipment up there soon even if we take the cats later.  UPDATE:  Took equipment up there on Sunday this week.  It is a really nice situation for the cats.  We will be taking 7 up there the first of September.  Now something else has come into play:  The wife’s dad passed away this week….geez!   But the barn is beautiful and the tack room will be air-conditioned and heated with a cat door.   ALL GOOD!      

BMG:  Finally Getting Some Barns - UPDATE
Had one email on Friday in Dallas and one on Saturday in Copper Canyon.  Contacted DCL to get both locations cats.  The Oklahoma location will be getting 6 – 4 from PCFCC and 2 from Garland.  I need to get all of the equipment for those relocation out of my house so I can begin to clean up.   Messy!  UPDATE:  The Oklahoma barn is willing to take a 3rd cat from Garland so 7 will be going up there in September.  Also have a barn in Sanger waiting for them to come back from vacation, one in Frisco that has been referred to SPCA, and one in Midlothian to be handled by DCL.        
    
TRANSITION UPDATE:   The Barn Cat Ford Transit Connect will be checked out this week and “un-wrapped” so I can sell it to Animal Allies of Texas.  The only problem here is that this needs to be done during a work week (which may be a problem for them) AND I am 2 counties away from their treasurer.  She will have to have someone bring her here to Denton County so we can do the sale and transfer the title.  Don’t know how this will work out but we are working on it.  I don’t have anyone that could follow me to her county for the transfer – everyone I know that could do that during a work week is currently out of town.   The un-wrap will be traumatic.  I probably will cry and cry.  





Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg  

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Barn Cats BLOG 8/4/19


Blog 07/29/19 to 08/04/19

SOLD TO ANIMAL ALLIES OF TEXAS
BARN CAT TRUCK

Abbreviations:
MCCC – Mid-Cities Community Cats
DCL – Dallas Cat Lady
PCFCC – Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
FF – Feral Friends
TTR – Tall Tails Rescue
GP – Garland Pawsibilities

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Feral Friends Barn in Sanger
OMG:  Property Location in Oklahoma
BMG:  Finally Getting Some Barns   
TRANSITION UPDATE

Relocations:  Got several people out on vacation so no barns this week that I know of.

Our Cats after Release:   
1.     Ivanhoe:  I placed 3 from the Bonham shelter at this location.  Braveheart got them out of the shelter for Barn Cats, Inc.  The big black boy turned out to be friendly, is now at the home of the ranch manager and is sleeping with him each night.  WOW!  The other two are more feral and are living on top of the tack room.  That is a safe place – so all good in Ivanhoe!
2.     Frisco:  Steve and Sally went to this backyard.  I moved them from the cage to a small storage building that has windows.  Sally has not ventured out that they know of but Steve is “out and about”.       

Calls/Emails:  Feral Friends Barn in Sanger
One of the Facebook contacts they got was from a large property in Sanger.  They do not want to travel that far, so they sent it to me.  I texted and called the lady – but no response…until… They are on vacation in California and will get back to me on their return.  I AM JEALOUS!!!!!!! 
 
OMG:   Property Location in Oklahoma
Received a call from a large farm/ranch just over the Red River.  The lady was having hip replacement so ask me to call her the end of the month.  I did – but – she got an infection in that hip and it still has now been replaced because the infection needs to be cleared up first.  GEEZ!  I had never heard of this before.  She had a trip to the emergency room, various IV’s put in and is still being treated.   BUT – she still wants the 6 cats.   I hope to get equipment up there soon even if we take the cats later.    

BMG:  Finally Getting Some Barns
Had one email on Friday in Dallas and one on Saturday in Copper Canyon.  Contacted DCL to get both locations cats.  The Oklahoma location will be getting 6 – 4 from PCFCC and 2 from Garland.  I need to get all of the equipment for those relocation out of my house so I can begin to clean up.   Messy!      
    
TRANSITION UPDATE:   I was holding some caging for a Dallas location that wanted to safe some cats from a house that was being demolished next door to them.   They have not called me back…???   If I do not hear from them, I will just give those cages to Animal Allies for their adopt-a-pet events when I sell the vehicle to them.  At least there is a plan.             

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg